#227: From Single Family Houses to $130,000,000 in Multifamily with Joe Fairless

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Scaling: it’s a term often tossed around in business and real estate, but what does it actually look like? Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast you’ll see, first hand, how one investor went from a small handful of single family houses to purchasing over $130,000,000 worth of apartment communities in just the past few years. Our guest, Joe Fairless, has a … Read More

U.S. Homeowners Spend $15,000 in Hidden Costs to Sell a House

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Selling a home not only takes time, but also costs money. To help with budgeting, Zillow and Thumbtack identified several common – but often overlooked – seller expenses. From closing costs to home prep projects like carpet cleaning, U.S. homeowners can expect to spend more than $15,000 on these extra or hidden costs to sell the median home, according to Zillow … Read More

Residential Microgrids: What You Need to Know About Going Off the Grid

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Image via iStock Natural disasters, like Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy, encouraged the development and installation of residential microgrids in the United States. Microgrids offer increasing benefits to homeowners and small communities as interest in energy independence from power companies continues to grow in response to affordable renewable energy options. What Are Microgrids? A microgrid is a local energy grid. … Read More

How I Had to Change to Increase Diversity

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I realized my company had to change after talking to an African-American woman who’d just quit Redfin. When I asked her what it was like being black at Redfin, she simply said “lonely.” I wish all the people engaged in culture wars and political-correctness debates could have been there to tell me what I should have told her then. She … Read More

Before & After: A Lighter, Brighter Southwestern Home

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Territorial architecture and the Southwest go together like deserts and sunsets. But for one partially retired couple in Phantom Hills, AZ, the syle of their mountainside home felt more dated than charming. The couple enlisted Ernesto Garcia , an award-winning interior designer based in Phoenix, to update the kitchen and bathroom, which hadn’t been touched since the mid- to late 1970s. Here’s … Read More

#226: From D-Student to $400,000 in Annual Cash Flow with David Osborn

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What does true wealth look like? Is it simply money… or something more?  And how does one achieve that wealth? That’s the topic on today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast where we sit down with David Osborn, a highly successful real estate investor, agent, and New York Times Bestselling author from Austin, TX. This show is PACKED with incredible, life-changing … Read More

Preparing for the Heat: Your HVAC Summer Checklist

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Ah summer. The picnics, the lemonade, the barbeques—and the high energy bills. It may seem idyllic now, but in just a few short weeks, you’ll be peeling yourself off car seats and working the dial on your thermostat so hard it’s a wonder you don’t give yourself carpal tunnel syndrome. Electricity consumption spikes during the summer and winter—the Energy Information … Read More

Is Your Home Trying to Kill You?

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Home is where you feel comfortable and safe. It’s where you tuck your kids into bed and lazily watch hours of Netflix on the couch. Without your care and vigilance, however, your home may develop conditions that can make you severely ill – or even kill you. Here are five ways your home can potentially harm you, and expert advice … Read More

10 Things Every Newlywed Couple Needs in Their Home

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Image via iStock When you get married, “my home” becomes “our home.” Marriage equals commitment, which means you need to start thinking long-term when it comes to your household purchases. Ask yourself, “Will I still be using this five years from now? Changing the way you think about your home purchases might mean spending more money up front, but some … Read More